17th Century

1688: A Global History

By John E. Wills - Published 2001

Genres:

Nonfiction

The year 1688 is chiefly remembered by students of British and European history as the time of the Glorious Revolution. Wills, a historian at ...Read Review

The Company: The Story of a Murderer

By Arabella Edge - Published 2001

Genres:

Mystery/Crime

Jeronimus Cornelisz is a disturbed, and disturbing, man. Ambitious, cunning, ruthless, amoral, and greedy, Cornelisz is also a killer. After experiencing a series ...Read Review

A Fifth of November

By Paul West - Published 2001

Genres:

Mystery/Crime

England during the reign of James I was a time of fear and persecution for Catholic Jesuits. A Fifth of November is a ...Read Review

I, Roger Williams: A Fragment of Autobiography

By Mary Lee Settle - Published 2001

Genres:

Biographical Fiction

An elderly Roger Williams, the founder of Rhode Island, reminisces about the people and events that shaped his life, many of them having ...Read Review

Leopard In Exile

By Andre Norton - By Rosemary Edghill - Published 2001

Genres:

Fantasy

The divergence in time creating this alternate-history fantasy (second in a series) occurs at the death of the English king, Charles II. To ...Read Review

The Sea Hath Spoken

By Stephen Lewis - Published 2001

Genres:

Mystery/Crime

In this 3rd in a Colonial New England crime series, Quaker sister and brother Richard and Jane Whitcomb arrive from England, landing at ...Read Review

Mrs. Shakespeare: The Complete Works

By Robert Nye - Published 2000

Genres:

Biographical FictionLiterary

This is Anne Hathaway’s story, written years after her husband has died. Her daughter Susanna has given her a beautiful book of ...Read Review

The Abyssinian

By Jean-Christophe Rufin - Published 2000

Genres:

AdventureThriller

Abyssinia, cut off from Westerners for generations, is an irresistible goal for a number of Western contingents at the start of the 18th ...Read Review

Kill The Shogun: A Samurai Mystery

By Dale Furutani - Published 2000

Genres:

Mystery/Crime

This is the third in the trilogy that began with Death at the Crossroads and Jade Palace Vendetta, all set in 17th century ...Read Review

Artemisia

By Alexandra Lapierre - By Liz Heron trans. - Published 2000

Genres:

Biographical FictionLiterary

  This extraordinary novel is a must read for anyone remotely interested in Baroque Italy, art, or painter Artemisia Gentileschi. I have very ...Read Review